Apparently these beautiful peonies, which our florist delivered to the shop this morning, are the first for the season. They look so pretty with our colourful cushions and our new orange ottoman!! Hope you have a great weekend.
Our new left side window display was supposed to go in today however, we had a few dramas with it and it won't go in until tomorrow so the girls put this temporary display into the window for today. I had to share it with you as one of my most favourite things in the entire world is blue and white ginger jars filled with fresh flowers...definitely an obsession my mother has passed onto me!!
I have had a long association with Brisbane Antique dealer, Nick Wallrock in that my parents collected most of their Antique pieces from Nick over the years. I was thrilled to recently hear that Nick's daughter Jessica has joined the family business. I think it will be lovely to see some of the pieces selected by Jessica for sale at Wallrocks. I am sure she will add a new perspective to the long running and well regarded Wallrocks.
Not only have Wallrocks had a new addition, they have also moved from their old location over at Woolloongabba to Clayfield. Nick's old store was housed in the lovely old building which Crosstown Eatery now operates in. I remember often going there on a Saturday with my mother to inspect the latest shipment Nick had on offer. He always told the best stories about the pieces he was selling and still does I must admit!! One piece I am admiring in their latest shipment is this beautiful 19th Century Eastern European lidded Antique bench seat with it's original paint which can be viewed on their wonderful new website...certainly one of Jessica's suggestions I am sure!
Here are a couple of photos of our current window display at Black & Spiro. The poodle lamps are very wild yet so much fun. I adore the fabric drop in the background and our new little woven shell boxes which you can see on the table are a current obsession of mine. They come in 5 different sizes and I was thinking it would be a fun idea to bake some beautiful shortbread stars for Christmas and use these lovely shell boxes to put the shortbread in as gifts for my friends. We have a few in stock if anyone else would like to do the same!! For all enquiries email us email@example.com
I absolutely love the new Miranda Skoczek exhibition which is opening this Friday night at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane. Miranda's work is so beautiful and colourful and fresh. I am sure the exhibition will be a sell out!! For all enquiries contact Edwina Corlette.
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I thought it would be fun to show you a little project I am working on for a client. Not only do we love to work on large jobs, we love to help clients with small things too. This little antique stool was dropped into me a few weeks ago by one of my clients who had picked it up in Melbourne. Although there might be some protests from a few of you with regards to us replacing the original tapestry on the stool, the client wanted it recovered in a more vibrant fabric. We chose a beautiful pink and yellow painted silk and we are trimming it with hot pink gimp. I am looking forward to seeing it when it comes back from the upholsterer in it's new cover.
I thought this weathered table above could make for a lovely garden table. For all enquiries on this table above just email us firstname.lastname@example.org
I seem to have lost track of the week this week, hence my absence!
I adored the post Millie did recently on old rockers. This one above was my favourite. Heading into the weekend, I could imagine myself sitting in that exact spot. Instead I am undertaking the complete re-organisation of my wardrobe, which is very daunting, I must admit. See you next time!
Here are some little pink garden roses I picked and placed in an old bottle. Today I am following the lead of Mrs Blandings by posting pink flowers as this week marks the beginning of October which is Breast Cancer awareness month. For more information please click onto the National Breast Cancer Foundation's website or visit Mrs B for further information.